Meeting report

Business Dilemmas Forum: Navigating Expectations for Societal Leadership

Fifty global executives convened during the UN General Assembly’s week of high-level debates, to candidly share corporate approaches to converging global crises. This business-to-business discussion focused on complex dilemmas related to strengthening peace, justice, and strong institutions (Sustainable Development Goal 16). Discussion centered around three questions:

1. How are you managing increased pressure to take a stand on political and social issues?
2. How are you weighing the cost of doing something, versus the cost of doing nothing?
3. How can lobbying be part of an accountability framework regarding corporate actions in these areas?

This document summarizes high-level take-aways.